Broadway Melody of 1936

Broadway Melody of 1936

Jack Benny
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Jack Benny
Jack Benny
, Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell
, Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Roy Del Ruth

DVD (Full Frame)

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The Broadway Melody of 1936 was designed as the first of many annual follow-ups to "MGM"'s early-talkie triumph Broadway Melody (1929). Jack Benny is atypically cast as a Walter Winchell type who carries on a feud with Broadway producer Robert Taylor. Into this fray comes Taylor's childhood sweetheart Eleanor Powell, who wants to play a role in Taylor's upcoming production. Already under fire from Benny for exhibiting favoritism, Taylor says no. Powell gets into the show anyway, disguising herself as a celebrated Parisian stage star. The film's song highlights (one of them sung by Robert Taylor!) include "I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling," "Broadway Rhythm," and a holdover from the original Broadway Melody, "You Are My Lucky Star." Spotlighted in several numbers is the song 'n' dance team of Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2020
UPC: 0883929712281
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 999

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Benny Bert Keeler
Eleanor Powell Irene Foster
Robert Taylor Bob Gordon
Una Merkel Kitty Corbett
Sid Silvers Snoop Blue
Buddy Ebsen Buddy Burke
June Knight Lillian Brent
Vilma Ebsen Sally
Nick Long Basil Newcombe
Robert Wildhack Hornblow
Paul Harvey Managing Editor
Frances Langford herself
Harry Stockwell himself
Bert Moorhouse Hotel Clerk
Eddie Tamblyn Bellhop
Buddy Williams Porter

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Nacio Herb Brown Score Composer
Harry Cohn Screenwriter
John W. Considine Producer
Arthur Freed Score Composer
David Gould Choreography
Jack McGowan Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Albertina Rasch Choreography
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Sid Silvers Screenwriter

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